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They Regret Selling Her 1

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Twice in a year

The representatives of the

Villages in the neighborhood

Come together for Dancing competition.


The competition is in

Three categories depending on

The ages of the contestants.

The categories are children


Also called the juvenile

The youths and the

Adults categories. Each village\

Grooms her contestants for the


Competition and it is

A process of catching them from

Their early stages before

They get to the youthful stage


Through this competition they

Have raised world stars

In music especially in dancing

And through this the economy


Of the region has been

Improved upon for people

From all over the world

Do come to their neighborhood


To get good dancers for

Their songs and other things.

It has now become an

Industry on its own in the neighborhood.


Since they are being

Groomed from their juvenile

Phase, it is those who are

Exceptional in the dancing steps


At this juvenile phase that

Would move to the Youth

Class while those at the Youth

Would move to the adult stage.


However, most of the

Youth dancers do not advance

To the adult phase, which

Essentially is the phase where


Those people would start

Earning a living, those who

Continued with dancing at the

Adult phase have made dancing


Their job, source of livelihood

Rarely do dancers earn living

From their juvenile stage.

But many of those at the Youth phase


Hardly continues to the adult

Phase because of marriage

Some though good would

Opt for another source of livelihood


While some would eventually

Leave the island and neighborhood

To another country and continent

Where such is hardly practiced.


Those who scaled the hurdle

To the adult stage would

Eventually be sponsored by

People in their village


And often, they could

Also start sponsoring themselves

If their performances have

Been “wow” among their


Contemporaries in which they

Have been winning some

Awards over the years. Most

Of the awards won are monetary


And or could be converted

Into monetary form by the winners.

She has been in the juvenile

Stage of the neighboring village


But she cannot be considered to

Be among the “bests” among

Their peers, she is not

Even among the first ten dancers


Among her peers going by

Her coach’s selection. According

To her coach she was needed

To give others what to compete


Against during their rehearsals and

Trainings and not because she

Sees her making a future from

Among the groups of dancers in her stage


She is not considered for

Moving to the next phase after

She finished the juvenile phase

By her coach. Despite this


She used to start the competition

With others and though would

Drop out at the third or at most

The fourth stage of the competition


For her peers, juvenile. All the phases

Have 7 stages and the final stage

Is the 8th phase where about three

People would be selected

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It is sure that anyone who

Gets to the eighth stage would

Go home with a price. If the

Person did not come out tops


She would be last, and it is

The first three that would be

Awarded prizes of different ranges

From different companies while the


Winner would become the ambassador

Of a company for another 6 months

And would be receiving salary

From the company. If such


Could maintain his or her

Status, it could be renewed by

The company and through that

The person could be saving money


To become a renowned person

In the industry when he becomes

An adult. This maiden was

Registered for the competition


As she used to get registered

And she would not even get

To the fourth stage of the

Competition that month as


She was dropped out at

The third stage of the competition

After being dropped out a

Coach from another village


Walked to her to talk with

Her, telling her how wonderful

She was in dancing, that

She has been following her


Over the years and have

Noticed that she used to make

The same mistake and it

Was that same mistake that used


To lead to her failure to

Progress into the next phase

Of those competition. She appreciated

What the coach said, but


According to the rules and

Standards of her village and

Other villages that comprise

The jurists judging them in the


Competition that is going to be

Her last competition. Thus

She walked away from the

Coach not wanting to hear anything


Because she has been down-casted

And has began to think of

Other things to start doing after

Failing in her bid, her very last.


The coach walked up to the

Coach of the village who is her

Coach to talk to her about the

Maiden. After they talked she


Asks the coach to sell the

Lady to her, her village because

They do not have someone of

Her age who could do something


That she has done. Those

Who belong to her age among

The village where this coach

Coaches others do not exceed


The first stage of the competition

But she has gotten to the fourth

Phase of the competition on

About three occasions and all


She needed was a small push

And tutoring and she would

Exceed that phase and perhaps

Go on to be one of the three finalists


Her coach who has never fixed

Her attention on her never

Think about what she said twice

Before asking this coach that


She would sell the lady.

To her village. According to

This coach she is even doing the

Lady a favor by selling her to them


Because she would make some

Money from the village. The

Deal to sell the maiden was

Completed and the maiden was


Glad that her coach offers to

Sell her to another coach from

Another village. When she gets

To the other village the coach


Showed her, her lapses, why

She used to fall at the stage

If she could get over those lapses,

The coach told her that she is


Sure that she would become a

Force to be reckoned with in

The neighborhood if not the world.

She promised to do her best.

© 2020 OLUSEGUN

Comments

OLUSEGUN (author) from NIGERIA on May 13, 2020:

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